Providing a reliable and safe supply of water for the people of Rarotonga is the single biggest benefit of the Te Mato Vai project, which is flowing into reality with the new ring main and connections to businesses and residential properties now “live”.

Week six of the Solid Waste Management committee has brought disappointing results, with a WATSAN spokesperson commenting that long weekends seem to bring out the worst in people.

This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental matters of interest to the Cook Islands.

Director of Biosecurity Service Ngatoko Ta Ngatoko represented the Cook Islands and the South West Pacific countries at the second Implementation and Capacity (IC) Development Committee meeting in Italy late last month.

Pacific maritime researcher Dr Peter Nuttall says more aid money should be put towards sustainable shipping in the region.

Suwarrow is for the birds

Wednesday June 06, 2018

The team from Te Ipukarea Society has recently reported in by satellite phone from Suwarrow, where they are hard at work in a very labour-intensive exercise to eradicate the island’s rats once and for all.

Fisheries officers from the Ministry of Marine Resources are investigating serious alleged breaches of the Marine Resources Act by a Cook Islands-flagged vessel fishing in the deep-sea area of the Indian Ocean.

NES expo marks environment week

Tuesday June 05, 2018

The National Environment Service (NES) and their environment partners are marking this week’s worldwide National Environment Week, which incorporates World Environment Day on June 5 and World Oceans Day on June 8, with an Environment Expo to be held at Maire Nui Park.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the public.

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